Hyundai Sante Fe (2009) - I have an intermittent problem whereby engine light comes on and I can only drive at 40-50kmh max. on flat road, less on inclines
Problem happened once last March after a 25-minute drive and being parked for about 10 mins. Started car, engine light was on and limited acceleration - 40 kmh. Drove to garage, computer read that it was a 'throttle' problem. Rectified itself overnight. Didin't recur until last December and again rectified itself after an overnight rest. This past month it has happened four times, twice after being parked for a short period of time (once at the carwash) but the last times, it happened on the run. Had a couple of things done which I think consisted of cleaning a part (maybe EGR Valve) and some re-programming. My mechanic conferred with the local Hyundai dealer and both seem to agree that it can't be the 'throttle' b/c the problem is only intermittent. However after $400 and now being afraid to drive outside city limits, on any road that has a steep incline or over any bridges, I'm stuck with a car that is unreliable and an unsolved mystery. Any ideas?
Get and post the exact code numbers for us as well as exactly what the code said after the number please. I just saw this after I posted to your other posting.
I will try to get that information. It just happened again today. I haven't really been driving it since last Thursday - maybe 30 km at most. This morning I'd done less than 5 kms and light came on and same thing - went into limp mode! I called my mechanic and he's taking it to the garage tomorrow morning for tire change and hopefully I will get some information re codes for you. Thank you.
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